Dragonfly Cottage Eagle River

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DRAGONFLY COTTAGE (Eagle River, MI) : Sleeps 7-8, 3 blocks from Lake Superior, Wi-Fi






SLEEPS: 7-8 
*3 blocks away you will find the public beach on Lake Superior
*Famous Fitzgerald Steakhouse blocks away


This 1866 farmhouse sits across from the historic county seat buildings of Eagle River, Michigan.  You will love this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home which is only a short walk from the Eagle River Falls, the Lake Superior shoreline, and the very popular Fitzgerald’s Smokehouse, Restaurant and Bar.

There are so many fun activities to do in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula such as:  hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, exploring area beaches, hunting for agates and yooperlite, exploring old copper mines,  or just relaxing on the lovely wrap around porch taking in the view!

If you choose to stay with us during the fall months, feel free to grab a couple apples off the trees to create a delicious crisp or apple pie. So put down your phones, grab your gear, and enjoy this very adventurous area of Michigan that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Keep in mind, there are many stairs in the home-- both going up to the 2nd level and down to the street level. This may not be an ideal home for anyone with mobility concerns. We have 4 other cottages in Eagle Harbor with fewer steps.


Air Conditioning:  There is no air conditioning, but there are a couple ceiling fans and quite a few oscillating/window fans. A great breeze comes off the lake!

ATV's:  We are sorry, there are No ATVs allowed on the property.

Animals:  Squirrels, raccoons, a variety of birds, eagles, deer, bear, fox, and wolves.

        Bathroom #1: main floor. Full Bathroom with shower only
        Bathroom #2: main floor. Half-bath with washer/dryer inside
Bathroom #3: upstairs. Full Bathroom with tub/shower

Beach/Swimming:  The public Eagle River Beach is just 3 blocks down the road (about a 5 minute walk). Parking is pretty casual by the beach.  There is a street that goes along the shoreline.

Bedroom Configurations:
            Bedroom #1: main floor Full
            Bedroom #2: upstairs  Queen Bed with an old fashioned-silk
Bedroom #3: upstairs   Full Bed
 Bedroom #4: upstairs   1 Twin Bed

Boats:  A marina can be found in Eagle Harbor, approximately 6 miles down the road.

Bugs:  Typical UP bugs. Toward the end of May/beginning of June, you will possibly find May flies (pretty light compared to other parts).

Cell phone service:  Verizon is good!  Up in Copper Harbor you will not get any service. Cell phone service can be frustrating at times.

              * Pictured Rocks: 5 hours
              * Marquette: 2 ½ hours
              * Copper Harbor: 25 minutes
              * Calumet: 30 minutes               
              * Michigan Tech: 45 minutes 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 5 hours

Dock:  There is no dock at this property

Drinking Water:  There is city water in Eagle River. There is also a faucet that has a filter.

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks:  Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace:  There is a propane fireplace in the main floor bedroom.

Fire-pit:  There is currently no fire pit at this property.

Fishing:  Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none provided at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.

Grill:  Propane Grill with propane provided.

Grocery Store:  General Phoenix Store is 3 minutes away (milk, eggs, beer, wine, ice). Two blocks from the house is also another small store that serves lunches and ice cream.

Internet:  Wi-Fi is available for guests.  

Linens:  Yes, we provide basic bedding, sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you before your arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking:  There is enough room for 3-4 cars to be parked.

Pets:  We are sorry, there are no pets allowed at this property. Enjoy the allergen-free space!

Privacy:  There are homes nearby. There is also a historic courthouse and a historic sheriff station nearby.

Stairs: Since it is an older home, the steps may be steeper than some are accustomed. Please use caution. This may not be the ideal place for guests with mobility challenges, although we have 4 cottages in Eagle Harbor that require fewer steps to navigate.

Snowmobiles:  No snowmobiles are allowed on property.

Space:  This is a 2 story home.

TelevisionsThere is one smart TV in the living room.

Towels:  Yes, we provide towels!  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  There is a washer & dryer located in the half bath & laundry soap is provided.



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace -Gas (with Remote Control)
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Portable Fans
  • Radio
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2022 01/01/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $199.00


5 stars
We enjoyed staying at the cottage. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, especially the kitchen. The cottage was the perfect location for our travels around the UP of Michigan. We would suggest getting queen or king beds for the double beds in two of the bedrooms. Most couples now have queen or king beds for sleeping and would prefer that size!

Lynda, we're glad that Dragonfly Cottage worked out so well for you.  We'll pass on your bedding suggestion to the owners.  We hope to work with you again!
Oct 2021
Beautiful older home
The home is wonderfully comfortable. It was delightly clean. Comfortable beds. My only concern was the hall stairs. Very steep. Hope to return. Thank you! Susan from Louisiana

Susan, we'd love to have you come back and visit.  Louisianans are always welcome in Michigan!
Oct 2021
5 stars
Perfect accomodations for my family.


Susan, we're glad that Dragonfly Cottage was perfect for your family, and we hope you come back again
Aug 2021
Dreamy Front Porch
We have been visiting the Keweenaw Peninsula for over 25 years, and finding accommodations for the entire extended family has always been a challenge, as we prefer to be in or near Eagle River. We were happy to find this place available. Other family rented another house in town. Beds were comfortable and it was very well equipped -- especially kitchen supplies. It is the cutest house! Each day started with coffee on the adorable front porch and ended with a walk or bike down to the beach to watch the sunset This served as our base camp for Keweenaw activities including Brockway Mountain, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, hiking, biking, and Kayaking in Copper Harbor, and swimming at Great Sand Bay. We will be back!
Aug 2021
Great front porch
House is very cute and we enjoyed the porch the most! Had a great relaxing vacation with the whole family. Great location for kids and adults.


Sarah, we're glad that you vacationed with us and enjoyed the porch so much!  Summer vacations and relaxing go hand in hand, and we'd love to help you relax again.
Jul 2021
Great owners. Flexible, responsive and have a great place. Wish we had more time to enjoy it. We will be back.
Jun 2021

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